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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.

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New york
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice museum for a small city. Would like to see more of the collection displayed and fewer traveling shows that take up much space and have an admission charged to see if one is not a member.

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Utica, NY
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79 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A great collection of world renowned artists with excellent changing exhibits. Photographers and painters are well represented.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sometimes it's hard to get excited by smaller regional galleries when compared to some of the world class ones in major cities, but that isn't the case with the MWP. The main collection is housed in a bright and spacious setting with free admission. There was a charge to see the Tiffany glass exhibit but it was well worth it... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As you enter the museum has a children's room with a library where kids can draw and play. The museum itself is on the small side but has a good selection of art by famous artists including Jackson pollack and others. There are two buildings attached by a covered walkway. Entrance is free except for special exhibits.

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NYS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Attended WCNY preview for Downton Abby, season 5. Had an extra bonus after showing, tour of Tiffany Angel Windows and other glassworks. Very professionally organized event and tour. Had a wonderful time, thanks to WCNY and MWPI! Hope you host more of these special events. Wonderful!!!

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Herkimer, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had an Amazing time at the The Golden Age of European Painting, one of the best show I have seen. Went there on multiple occasions

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Syracuse, New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

As well it should be, this was a very nice medium sized art museum and related topics. The docent who led our Tiffany windows tour was somewhat knowledgeable and didn't pretend to be the expert she wasn't but did a passable job. Her enthusiasm and that of other museum staff was noticeable; clearly those with who we dealt were dedicated... More 

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northern NY
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been here many times over the years and the majority of the exhibits are free. Recently saw the European Masters exhibit which was wonderful. Very accessible and they have a gift shop and cafe there as well.

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Utica, New York
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just south of the STanley Performing Arts Center is the MWPAI , now educationally affiliated with Pratt Institute. Features world class art exhibits, musical performances in the recital hall and a Concours d Elegance car show at their annual Sidewalk Art show every July. (where MY work has been exhibited from time to time. It was established by Utica's leading... More 

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Pawtucket Ri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not to be missed. This well laid-out, lovely museum is not only FREE but boasts an impressive number of well-known fine art masterpieces. The room filled with military and war-themed works was especially moving. (Might be gone by the time you read this.) Further augmenting the charm of the museum was the yoga class taking place in the Great Room... More 

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